We can all agree on one thing: drinking while driving never ends well. In America, on average, 12,000 people die every year from car accidents dealing with drunk drivers. They don’t only affect themselves, but they also affect innocent people they happen to crash into. There are some ways to minimize your chances of being a victim hit by a drunk driver:
Avoid Late Night Driving – The rate of alcohol-related crashes is three times higher at night than during the day.
Stay Off the Road on ‘Drinking Holidays’ – The month of December, the 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Super Bowl Sunday are some holidays you should stay off the road.
Avoid Country Roads and Two Lane Highways at Night – Many rural two-lane byways offer poor visibility, challenging curves, and a variety of wildlife that could cause other vehicles to swerve in your direction.
Keep Your Car Maintained, Especially Your Tires – You want to have as much control of your car possible so you can stop or do other things when necessary.
Report Suspicious Behavior Right Away – Once you see someone drinking while driving, report them to the police immediately. Include as much information as possible like color of the car, brand, license plate ,etc. Stay safe on the road!